There are many different opinions on eyebrow thickness. Some say thin looks better, but others say leave them thick.
How thick or thin your eyebrows are depends on your genetics, so don’t worry about what’s in style or what the latest top model looks like. Fashions constantly change, so just learn to look your best with what you have naturally.
Take Brooke Shields for instance, she naturally has thick brows. At a time when thin was in, she boldly displayed her full brows, and set a new fashion statement. Full eyebrows that are groomed and shaped nicely can make your face look more naturally radiant.
Your eyebrows frame your eyes so it is important that the length of the brow is proportionate to your eye.
Here are some basic guidelines and tips on eyebrows:
You only want to pluck the stray hairs that extend beyond the boundaries. The most obvious area to start is between your brows.
You can hold a pencil to the side of you nose and see where your brow starts, and pluck any stray hairs in-between. Then pluck the stray hairs underneath your brows. Never pluck hairs above your brows unless you have a few strays.
Always pull out in the direction that the hair grows, not the opposite direction, or you will be training new hairs to grow in the wrong direction.
The main thing is to try to create a gentle arch following the shape of the eye with the peak of the arch just outside your pupil (see picture).
You’ll also want to use sharp, good quality tweezers.
Warning! Did you know that if you pluck your eyebrows too much some of the hairs may not grow back? So don’t over pluck! It is best to only pluck one hair at a time, never try to pull multiple hairs at once, remember you can’t put them back!
The best time to pluck is after a bath, or shower, when your pores are open from the heat. The hairs will be easier to remove.
If you have sparse or light brows use an eyebrow pencil that is close to the color of the hair on your head and use small upward strokes to simulate the natural hair pattern. You don’t want them to look painted on, but natural.
Whether thick or thin, with a little shaping of your brows you can give your face a lift and dramatically enhance your natural beauty.